Georgia Mountain Dreams

North Georgia Mountains Fall Foliage, Leaf Peeping, and Scenic Autumn Drives

Fall foliage is not limited to New England. The North Georgia Mountains has an abundance of autumn brilliance with outbursts of tree colors everywhere. Ablaze with brilliant yellow, glowing orange, fiery red, and rich brown, the time for leaf peeping is now! Be a leaf peeper and take a leaf peeping road trip this fall season!

The fall is an ideal time for a vacation: (1) the summer vacationers are home (2) school is in session, and (3) the weather is still warm! The conditions are flawless for a vacation in the peace and quiet of autumn foliage season. If you prefer to be independent and set your own itinerary or stay in a particular area, then a fall foliage vacation rather than a tour would work best for you.

Enjoy the warm autumn days and ramble along roads carpeted in kaleidoscope patterns of fallen leaves. The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort offers over 300 miles of winding roads through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Perfect for cruising to see all of the autumn foliage, The Villas offers scenic drives with quaint, picturesque, and comfortable parks throughout the resort. The parks offer the ability to take walks next to picture perfect streams and rivers, as well as to stroll over a suspension bridge, stop for a picnic, or cast a line for a little fishing.

Book your accommodation early, as it’s a popular way of seeing the fall foliage in the North Georgia Mountains. Lodging and accommodations can be tough to find if you leave it too late. The Villas at the Coosawattee River Resort offers cabins, villas, and condos at the most scenic locations around the resort.

Once you have your accommodations secured, plan for your spectacularly stunning stay at the resort. Start your leaf peeping excursion at the Recreation Center near the Eagle Mountain Gate. Your first destination is Canoe Park which is directly on the river front and an absolutely beautiful view of the river. This quiet place is a perfect for reading a book, writing a poem, or just looking around and feeling the beauty of the fall surroundings. The Fife Bridge in the background creates a very charming photo spot to boot!

Next, drive down to River Park, which is located in the Beaver Lake section of the resort. The park offers a nice little turn around, where you can take in all the beauty of the location in the comfort of your auto or get out for an easy stroll to the water’s edge. The park offers a spectacular pictorial view of the mountains and Coosawattee River. The park is equipped with a pavilion and picnic tables, charcoal grills, fire-rings / pits, and a portable restroom.

Continue your cruise to East Park which is located in Beaver Forest. This park is unquestionably the spot to take a leisurely stroll along the mile loop from the base of the mountain to the river.  Soak in the splendor of the towering trees, striking mountain-side, and pacifying river– all nature at its best. East Park offers a serene spot with a picnic area, playground equipment, and horse-shoes. The park is equipped with running water, restrooms, charcoal grills, and fire-rings / pits.

Carry on your drive to Indian Fishtrap Park, which is so named because of the large V design made into the river by Native Americans for trapping fish. Take a saunter across the swinging suspension bridge and enjoy the sounds and sights of the autumn nature surrounding you. Indian Fishtrap Park has a children’s play area, swings and a pavilion. The park is equipped with running water, restrooms, charcoal grills, and fire-rings / pits.

North Park is your next destination. This park is a small spot for quiet solitude, fishing and just enjoying nature. Brilliantly colored trees draping over the river with the soothing sounds of the water create the most peaceful and relaxing combination. A pavilion is available as well as charcoal grills and fire-rings / pits.

On your way out of the resort or back to your villa, stop at Fish Pond. This park is one of the most used and best liked. Come to the pond and fish all day or just sit beside the pond and enjoy the autumn scenery. A large flock of geese and ducks call the pond home and love being fed popcorn and bread crusts. The pond is stocked with a variety of small game fish and is ready for catch & release or taken home for a fish-fry. No fishing license required. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day. Picnic tables and a portable restroom are available.

The North Georgia Mountains is one of the premiere areas in the southeast for leaf peeping and scenic drives during the autumn season. Offering opportunities for visitors to enjoy fall foliage, spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains, and many other exciting destinations, leaf peeping in The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort will be a memorable activity for any and everyone!

Deborah Tindle is a business writer, marketing collateral developer, and web-designer for small businesses all over the United States.
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